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1954 in jazz

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Decade  1950s in jazz
Music  1954 in music
1954 in jazz
See also  1953 in jazz – 1955 in jazz

This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1954.



  • 17 – The very first Newport Jazz Festival started in Newport, Rhode Island (July 17 – 18).
  • The 1st day featured Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Billie Holiday, and Oscar Peterson
  • The 2nd day featured Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Krupa Trio, and Errol Garner
  • Album releases

  • Sarah Vaughan: Sarah Vaughan
  • Chet Baker: Sextet
  • Tal Farlow: The Tal Farlow Quartet
  • Tal Farlow: The Tal Farlow Album
  • Deaths

  • Alfred Burt, American jazz composer and trumpeter
  • Austin Wylie, American jazz bandleader.
  • Brad Gowans, American jazz trombonist and reedist.
  • Dink Johnson, dixieland jazz pianist, clarinetist, and drummer.
  • Garland Wilson, American jazz pianist
  • Hot Lips Page, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader
  • Lee Morse, American jazz and blues singer and songwriter
  • Mike Mosiello, Italian-born American trumpet player
  • Papa Celestin, American jazz bandleader, trumpeter, cornetist and vocalist.
  • Rudy Williams, American jazz alto saxophonist
  • William Frank Newton, trumpeter from Emory, Virginia.
  • References

    1954 in jazz Wikipedia

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